Bill Keller on Hate Crimes
Should the same crime deserve greater punishment if motivated by racial hatred or bigotry? At The New York Times
, former editor Bill Keller says no, with the murder of Treyvon Martin as his entry point to the issue
. He thereby instantaneously won the argument for his opponents
, explains Choire Sicha. Here there is a convergence of things—urbane yet tone-deaf, sententious yet half-baked, researched yet undiscovered—that we may term Kellerian.